Bigfoot Encounters

Researchers use DNA to test Bigfoot story

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Scientists are using genetic testing to test a wild theory: that Bigfoot actually exists. Ohio State University researchers are using DNA analysis on a few tufts of hair found in a Pacific Northwest forest where three men, including two former forest rangers, spotted a group of 3 "Bigfoot" about 100 feet away in the dark.

The testing should determine if the hair came from a human or another known primate. No Bigfoot has ever been killed or captured, and no carcass or bones have ever been found.

Copyright CNN News Briefs, November 6, 1995

Update: In 2000, the hair was analyzed and determined to be primate, but from an unknown primate. It was not an identical match to any known living human or non-human primate classified so far...

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